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#1 irish_monk

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:12

Is there a good quality pen body out there that will accept an Esterbrook nib unit?
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:27

i bet you're wanting to make an eyedropper?

i bet you could have one made for you from acrylic or something by a pen turner.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:20

Doesn't have to be an eyedropper. Having a pen turned by a specialist for an Estie nib seems excessive.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:10

Is there a good quality pen body out there that will accept an Esterbrook nib unit?


How are you defining "good quality?"

The celluloid Esterbrook bodies are as good or better quality than just about any celluloid pen from any maker. Stainless steel furniture and ebonite sections.

And they accept the Esterbrook nib units.


:)

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:21

I agree 100% with Scott! If you want an excellent fountain pen that will work hard for you for several decades while being a pleasure to use, you want an Esterbrook!
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:39

If the OP wanted an Estie, he would have kept his Estie with the nib, or ask for an estie body.

Some old low level Sheaffers fit the estie nib
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:30

Pelikan, just be careful trying it, in I don't remember if the Esterbrook nib screws in enough, or if it was the Pelikan nib, on the Esterbrook that didn't screw in quite as much.

It's been a over a year and a half, since I ran down to the B&M, to try that out.

I'd see no reason to put a Esterbrook nib on a Pelikan, but why not...if you got a special Esterbrook steel nib, that you can not match with a Pelikan steel nib; it is an option.

An Artus(pre-lamy-lamy) will not, in the screw section is low to the Esterbrook's high set screws.

Esterbrook double J, IMO is a good pen, then, and better now. I love the colors.

Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 10 May 2010 - 07:35.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:04

If the OP wanted an Estie, he would have kept his Estie with the nib, or ask for an estie body.


You'd think so, wouldn't you?

I wonder how many people would not mention Pelikan, though, if I went on the Pelikan forum and asked "Is there a good quality pen body out there that will accept a Pelikan nib unit?"

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:07

Pelikan, just be careful trying it, in I don't remember if the Esterbrook nib screws in enough, or if it was the Pelikan nib, on the Esterbrook that didn't screw in quite as much.


Esterbrook units have the threads at the top, Pelikan units have the threads at the bottom. At least on the M200. Dunno about other models as I only have an M200, but the Esterbrook nib would not be able to go far enough into the Pelikan section to engage actually screw in.


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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:13

If the OP wanted an Estie, he would have kept his Estie with the nib, or ask for an estie body.

Some old low level Sheaffers fit the estie nib

I am old, Kabe, and prone to misread sometimes. So, I reread the OP's post. For the life of me I am unable to find the line in the post that states he had an Esterbrook pen. From what I see, he only says he has an Esterbrook nib.

Now, if I had a Parker nib, I'd put it in a Parker pen. Wouldn't you? So, it struck me that the natural thing for the OP to do was put his Esterbrook nib in an Esterbrook pen. Such is my irrational thinking.

Thank you for pointing out my folly. There are some people who have a low opinion of Esterbrooks. The OP obviously has a high regard for his Esterbrook nib, else he would have trashed it when he trashed that Esterbrook pen you knew he had. So, yes, he can stick it up some low level Sheaffer or create some other Frankenpen or he might put in the pen body it was designed to go in.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:57

An Esterbrook (or Venus) nib will fit into a Stipula Vedo, which is a piston filling pen. I've used, and still use, these nibs in my Vedo. Also, I use an Esterbrook 2312 italic nib in a piston filling (older) Alvin made Reform pen.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:55

Thanks for the info, folks. Just to clarify...I have a couple of great Esterbrook nibs. The pen body just is not my cup of tea aesthetically.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:23

I have an Estie nib an ancient Osmiroid I found in a drawer. Works perfectly.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 14:47

Osmiroid 75 piston fillers will take an Estie nib.

There are even PAN "ballpoint" piston fillers that will take an Estie nib.

The only worry I'd have is if the inner cap might be too short to accomodate the nib. If the inner cap is too short, it doesn't seal against the section and you run the risk of having the nib tip touch/jam against the top of the inner cap.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 00:55

Osmiroid 75 piston fillers will take an Estie nib.


This is also true of the (originally) much less costly Osmiroid 65 -- they used the same nibs, so both should accept Esterbrook nibs. The 65 was a lever filler, and was available at least into the 1970s, but they were cheap enough that a lot of folks seem to have trashed them when the nibs got damaged or the sac failed -- there are half a dozen 75s for every 65 on eBay, at least last time I looked.

Interesting to hear of the Stipula Vedo being compatible -- I wonder if Stipula still sells nibs for those? :rolleyes:
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:54

Osmiroid 75 piston fillers will take an Estie nib.


This is also true of the (originally) much less costly Osmiroid 65 -- they used the same nibs, so both should accept Esterbrook nibs. The 65 was a lever filler, and was available at least into the 1970s, but they were cheap enough that a lot of folks seem to have trashed them when the nibs got damaged or the sac failed -- there are half a dozen 75s for every 65 on eBay, at least last time I looked.

Interesting to hear of the Stipula Vedo being compatible -- I wonder if Stipula still sells nibs for those? :rolleyes:


I don't know if Stipula sells the Vedo nibs separately, since I took mine out to use the Estie & Venus nibs which I like better. I've found that with regard to Osmiroid 75s (& 65s), the Venus nibs, with a slightly narrower nib assembly, fit better than my Estie nibs do--with the exception of the Estie italic nibs--which are much like the Osmiroid music nibs that I have. Actually, I began collecting a few Esterbrook pens to hold my Osmiroid italic nibs, which works very well, and the Esties are more attractive.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 19:24

I don't know if Stipula sells the Vedo nibs separately, since I took mine out to use the Estie & Venus nibs which I like better. I've found that with regard to Osmiroid 75s (& 65s), the Venus nibs, with a slightly narrower nib assembly, fit better than my Estie nibs do--with the exception of the Estie italic nibs--which are much like the Osmiroid music nibs that I have. Actually, I began collecting a few Esterbrook pens to hold my Osmiroid italic nibs, which works very well, and the Esties are more attractive.

:smile: Ann


I find this to be interesting. It's not clear to me as to how one would order identify the exact replacement nib that would fit the Stipula Vedo. When doing this do you just replace the nib, or does the whole nib and feed assembly get replaced?

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:50

Thanks for the info, folks. Just to clarify...I have a couple of great Esterbrook nibs. The pen body just is not my cup of tea aesthetically.

 

There's always other Esterbrook models, other than the J series.  You might try the M2 squeeze fill, or one of the Deluxe series.  Even the earlier Dollar pens work.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:33

If the OP wanted an Estie, he would have kept his Estie with the nib, or ask for an estie body.

Some old low level Sheaffers fit the estie nib

Oh? Which ones? I wasn't aware of any Sheaffers with screw-in nib units



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 15:45

Cadet, but I didn't find this works. Pelikan M2xx/M4xx, but there's nothing to stop the esterbrook nib. It appears it could screw in too fqar.

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